Locations to Recycle your Christmas Tree in Denver & Aurora

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Locations to Recycle your Christmas Tree in Denver & Aurora

Recycle your Christmas tree



Your Christmas tree gave you so much joy during the holidays, but now may have a brown look, starting to get very dry and can be a fire hazard.     It is time to turn this brown tree into GREEN.   Be sure to remove all tinsel, ornaments, garlands, stands and lights before recycling.   Only real trees will be eligible.


Denver Residents -


You can now give your once beautiful Christmas tree a second life and recycle it with Denver Recycle Tree program. Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling starting Monday, January 2nd. All Denver residents whose trash is collected by Denver Public Works Solid Waste Management may participate.    Put your tree out with your regular trash on your regular pick up day.   

The recycling will be in effect through January  11th.  Last year Denver recycled over 18,000 trees.   All Christmas trees will be turned into mulch, and given away in the annual giveaway in May.


Aurora Residents -

The City of Aurora will offer the tree recycling through January 8th at the following sites.

Del Mar Park, 12000 E. 6th Avenue, Aurora, 80011
Olympic Park, 15501 E. Yale Ave, Aurora 80013
Saddle Rock Golf Course, 21705 E. Arapahoe Rd, Aurora 80016

Free tree mulch will be available at the tree drop-off locations, while supplies last between Dec. 30 and Jan 8. Bring a truck, bags, containers and shovels for self-loading.   For more information you can contact them at 303-739-7177.

 

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Debb Janes
The Carl Group, LLC - Camas, WA
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Love keeping the tree "green" long after the needles turn brown. Good one Joan, and I know folks in Denver and Aurora will appreciate the information. 

Jan 03, 2012 11:58 AM #1
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Ginny Gorman
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Joan, a few of my clients are stripping the needles off & spray painting the carcass white!

Jan 03, 2012 01:12 PM #2
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Debb, thought you may like the GREEN aspect of this post!

Ginny, that is a creative way to keep the tree!

Jan 03, 2012 01:47 PM #3
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate

Joan - one needs to watch where they place the mulch from christmas trees as it is very acidic and can affect some of your plants.  Christmas tree mulch is best be used around evergreens, other uses include yard and garden displays, water retention and weed control.

Jan 03, 2012 02:35 PM #4
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Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
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Joan, residents who care about environment will like your post helping to promote recycle Christmas trees program. 

Jan 03, 2012 04:33 PM #5
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Joan: This is a very good way to recycle, twice if you consider the mulch that Denver residents will be using in flower beds this spring.

Jan 03, 2012 05:59 PM #6
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Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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Joan, you know, we have a re-useable tree in our condo unit so we just have to pack it tight into the box and put it in the closet for now. :-)

Jan 03, 2012 06:02 PM #7
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Cathy Bureau
www.GreenHomeRealty.com - Alamo Heights, TX
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Joan - yup! Love the recycling.  It reminds me of the paper v plastic battle. Eileen says re-usable is more eco friendly, but I have to ask, what do you do with it when done? Make 1200 toilet scrubbers?  At least it can be composted down, and hopefully came from a tree farm that uses few  pesticides.

Around here, more and more builders are using onsite recycling. They scrap the wood by making wood chips and then mulch the landscaped yards. Way cool!

Have a super 2012!

Jan 03, 2012 11:08 PM #8
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Great post, Joan - so important to recycle these trees before they get dangerously dry!  Have a wonderful New Year, my friend!

Jan 03, 2012 11:29 PM #9
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Joan, we have had an artificial pre-lit tree for the past six years...some of the lights are out and it is such a pain putting the tree together and taking it down....Next year we will get a live tree..recyclying the tree will be easier than putting away an artificial tree.

Jan 04, 2012 01:28 AM #10
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Kathy, good advice about the acidic nature of the needles.   In Denver we could use the water retention.

Kwee, recycling your Christmas tree is being responsible and helping the envirnonment.

Jan 04, 2012 10:01 AM #11
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Joan Cox
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Anita, it is a good program Denver is promoting!

Eileen, I have had those type trees for years also.   You cannot beat the smell of a real tree though!

Jan 04, 2012 10:05 AM #12
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Joan Cox
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Cathy, Kudos to those builders having on-site mulching!

Karen, thank you and Happy New Year to you as well my friend!

Jan 04, 2012 10:11 AM #13
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Scott Freedle
Metro Brokers Freedle and Associates - Centennial, CO

Wish I would have read your blog before I left my tree out for the trash, had to cut it up into pieces.

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